5 ELEMENT CORRESPONDENCES

The following is a list, not all-inclusive, of the corresponding qualities to the five elements in the Chinese Esoteric/Medical systems.

 

 

 

FIRE

EARTH

METAL

WATER

WOOD

DIRECTION

South

Center

West

North

East

SEASON

Summer

Long Summer

Autumn

Winter

Spring

CLIMATE

Heat

Damp

Dry

Cold

Wind

ORGAN

Heart

Spleen

Lungs

Kidney

Liver

 

Sm. Intes.

Stomach

Lg. Intes.

Bladder

Gall Bladder

STORE

Vessels

Ying

Chi

Jing

Blood

SENSE

Smell

Taste

Voice

Liquid

Sight

OPENS TO

Tongue

Lips

Nose

Ears

Eyes

EMOTION

Joy

Meditation

Grief

Fear/Shock

Anger

SPIRIT

Spirit

Thoughts

Body Spirit

Will

Soul

COLOR

Red

Yellow

White

Blu/Blk

Green

ACTIVITY

Watching

Sitting

Reclining

Standing

Walking

BRANCH

Face Color

Lips

Skin

Hair

Nails

VOICE

Long/Harmonious

Big/Moderate

Loud/Sobbing

Quiet/Feathery

Square

ODOR

Burnt

Sweet

Raw Flesh

Rancid/Must

Greasy

TASTES

Bitter

Sweet

Spicy

Salty

Acidic

SYMPTOM

Belching

Vomiting/Cough

Cough

Yawn/Sneeze

Speaking

INJURIES

Chi

Flesh

Bone

Muscle/Tendon

Blood

TRANSFORM

Crying

Hiccough

Cough

Chill

Spasms

ACTION

Stimulate

Stabilize

Courage

Communing

Creating

MANIFESTS

Inspiring

Centering

Strength

Divining

Growth

PHILOSOPHY

Spirited

Circumspect

Direct

Contemplate

Imaginative

EXCESS

Vivacious

Obstinant

Competitive

Loquacious

Avant-Garde

STRENGTH

Incisive

Bold

Enterprising

Eloquent

Inventive

WEAKNESS

Quiet

Flexible

Indecisive

Secretive

Particular

VOCATION

Profession

Farming

Clerical

Mining

Electrical

QUALITY

Lively

Stable

Progressive

Attentive

Rustic

DEMEANOR

Agile

Practical

Vigorous

Verbose

Casual

BASE QUA

Aggressive

Primitive

Calculating

Restless

Boorish

CULTURE

Educated

Intellectual

Eloquent

Tranquil

Bearing

PLANET

Mars

Saturn

Venus

Mercury

Jupiter